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1918

Friday, January 18, 1918

Friday, January 18, 1918

A good day but it is snowing to night. Ben and Tom and Edmons helped Ben cut a set of barn logs to day. They both eat dinner with Ben. We were glad to have them here to night. Ben has gone to Jim Powers to a dance. Josie was sick this morning but is feeling some better tonight.

I got most of the dinner. I sewed some this evening and then went to Marvins. Josie sewed on her quilt this evening. Lee Brumfield passed here and stopped a while. He was hauling a load of wood for the teachers. They are going to try and keep house at Kate Harveys. I am sorry for the girls.

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Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, January 19, 1918

Saturday, January 19, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben got home this morning at 5 oclock from Jim Powers. Said he had a good time. Josie got dinner today and sewed on her quilt some. I got breakfast and milked the cows and set by the fire nearly all day. I sewed a little finished a under waist for Edna to night.

10 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March  5, 1918

Tuesday, March 5, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben and Marvin finished shuckin and cribbing corn this evenin. Ben went to Jim Powers to try to sell Frank Mays horse. Mays shucked corn in his place. Ben brough Josie and the baby home from Mrs Carrs. I heard that Ethel Worsham has a girl born this morning.

To night Frank and George Blair and Irvin Craddock and Jim Craddock come here and staid until bed time. Irvin staid all night.

I went to Carries a while this evenin.

Henry went to school.

Edna went to Carries.

10:40 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 31, 1918

Sunday, March 31, 1918

A good day.

Ben and family went to Jim Powers. I went to Johnson Reynolds. They brough me home on the car.

Dr Wiggonton and Pearl come to see Kate. She was not at home. She was at Marvins. They went to Ren Worshams.

A lot of the grand children went on the mountain to day. Miss Mayhan went with them.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 24, 1918

Wednesday, April 24, 1918

A clear morning some rain tonight. Ben and Owen hauled in some feed. Owen plowed this evening.

Ben carried Josie and I to Cedar Forest. Josie went to see Mrs Powers. Ben & Henry and Edna and I went to the creek and fished.

Caught a few fish.

Ben got stalled and had to have help to get a way. Josie got dinner. I picked beans. Mr Farthings cows come here to day. Ben put them up. They got them this evening. Marvin worked on his fence to day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday, May 12, 1918

Sunday, May 12, 1918

A good day.

Ben and family went to Mr Jim Powers and spent the day. Paul Bennett went to Johnson Reynolds.

I staid at home most of the day went to Carries a while this evening.

Kate Harvey was there. She brought Hazel home.

We now intend starting to Richmond in the morning Mollie Reynolds and I.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June  2, 1918

Sunday, June 2, 1918

A good day. Ben and family went to visit Jim Power and family.

I staid at home until evening then went to Marvins. Mag Brumfield and Kate Harvey was there and some of the children.

Marvin carried them home and then brough me home. Carrie come with us did not get out of the car.

Paul Bennett went with Marvin to Sunday School and then to Blairs.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 13, 1918

Thursday, June 13, 1918

A clear day. Ben finished cutting wheat to day.

Josie ironed some. I got dinner. Denia come a while this morning. Kate and Lee and two of Lees children come a little while this morning. Lee was looking for tobacco plants.

I went to Marvins a little while this evening. We got supper before night today and Ben and Josie and the children all went to Jim Powers and have not got back yet.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, June 14, 1918

Friday, June 14, 1918

A good day. Ben cut Kates wheat to day.

Josie staid at home and worked hard all day. To night she is very much complaining with her mouth and jaw hurting. Paul Bennett carried Nettie Blair and I to Mr Jess W pond. We did not catch any thing. I bough a fish that a col woman caught. It was a fine one. We come back a bout twelve.

I stoped at Mr W Woodings and Bookers tryed to get grated pine apple. Could not get it.

Ben tonight is at Powers.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Demo User
Saturday, June 15, 1918

Saturday, June 15, 1918

A good day. Ben cut wheat at Jim Powers to day. Mr Power brought to[sic] reaper home to night.

Paul Bennett worked on the barn til noon. Then he went to Mr Mayhews after ice. The ladies of Renan neighborhood sold cream at the school house to night. Miss Fannie Power come with Ben. They are all gone to the school house now.

Josie worked hard all day fixin her cream and cakes. I do hope they may have luck and sell their cream.

Mr Bailiss come here this evening. His horse got cut in the wire.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July  7, 1918

Sunday, July 7, 1918

A good day. Ben helped Tom Edmons work on his car all the morning.

I went to George Blairs. They had a lot of company from Gretna.

Josie and Ben and the children went to Jim Powers. Mrs Carr come home with them home. Paul had a horse and buggy to day. He went to Riceville to preaching.

Prince got in the corn and eat a lot of it off. Chesley Edmons got him out of the corn.

10 clock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 22, 1918

Monday, July 22, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul and Owen dobed on the barn. Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Mr Jim Powers. Henry and I staid at home and done what was most needing to be done.

Tonight Ben and Paul and Josie has gone to the school house. Chesley Edmons come home to finish his crop. There was several of the boys had to start to camp to day.

Franklin went to bed and to sleep did not have a bit of fuss.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 18, 1918

Sunday, August 18, 1918

A rainy day.

Ben and family went to Jim Powers carried Thelma and Julie to the Island. They started home today. I wish they could have staid another week.

I staid at home most of the day went to Marvins a little while.

Ben broke his car to day. I am very sorry.

Paul Bennett went with Marvin to Sunday School to day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August 22, 1918

Thursday, August 22, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul got out tobacco sticks today.

Josie went to Mr Jim Powers today and got damsons. She carried all three of the children with her. Denia Blair come over here this evening. We went up to see Carrie. She was gone to see Julia Fergerson and Alice Thompson. We staid at Marvins a while and then went home.

Some one stole some of Bens water mellons last night.

I had a letter from Thelma to day.

10 o clock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, September  8, 1918

Sunday, September 8, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Paul made fires under the tobacco this morning. Josie and [I] got dinner.

Josie went to Mr Powers this evening. Henry Blair brought Mary and Bill from Long Island to Mrs Hendricks and Josie brought them here. Miss Alice Wooding and Mrs Winston come this evening. Carrie and the children come a few minutes.

Dews and Mayhew and George Hutcherson come and played croquet.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, September 22, 1918

Sunday, September 22, 1918

A good day. There was some frost this morning.

Ben finished firing his tobacco this morning. Ben and family went to Jim Powers to day. I went to George Blairs. They were all gone to Strait Stone to preaching. They had a good dinner and I enjoyed it.

Carrie and Marvin and the three little children come over there. I come with them back on the car.

Josie and Ben was at home when I got here. Tonight Marvin and William Gilbert are here filling out Williams questionaire. I hope he may never have to go to the war.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Tuesday, October 15, 1918

A good day. Ben and Josie and I worked on tobacco this morning. Paul and Owen worked on the wheat land.

Rev. Paget and East come this evening selling Liberty Bonds. I let them have nearly all the money I had. I did not want to do it but did not know what to do.

Ben and Josie and Franklin went to Jim Powers this evening. Ben bought some oats from Power and some wheat from Jr Starkey. Jim Power come up here this evening eat supper here. He got some rye.

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Trisha
Sunday, November  3, 1918

Sunday, November 3, 1918

A beautiful day. There was a killing frost last night. We all staid at home until after twelve. Ben and Josie and Edna and Franklin and Paul went to Mr Powers. Henry and I went to Marvins. All at home a gain to night. Ben and Owen and Paul want to start to Gretna in the morning at three oclock.

Alma Bennett was at Gretna this evening. She talked with Carrie Smith. I was very glad that she did. I am always glad to hear from them.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November 24, 1918

Sunday, November 24, 1918

A good day very colde.

Ben and Josie went to Mr Jim Powers. Mrs Carr came with them home.

The children and I staid at home. No one came to see us. Franklin is hoarse to night but hope that he will soon be better of his colde.

Mr Owen come down to see a bout putting tobacco in the pit. They did not put any in.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November 27, 1918

Wednesday, November 27, 1918

A good day. Ben sawed some wood for Marvin. Broke his saw and could not finish.

Josie done a big washing. I got dinner. Mrs Carr heard to day that Max Carr is at Mr Powers to night and will leave tomorrow morning.

I went to Carries this evening. Janie Gravley is here tonight.

Heard that Effie Brumfield went from school sick today. Hope she may be well by tomorrow.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, December  5, 1918

Thursday, December 5, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen got up corn until twelve then Ben helped rais a house for George Hutcherson. I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. Carrie gave me some meat. Jim Power and Fletcher Carr is here to night also Charley Hutcherson.

Josie sewed. She made Ben a shirt.

Lucius Gravley come home from camp to stay we hope.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December  6, 1918

Friday, December 6, 1918

A clear windy day. Mr Power and Carr was here this morning. Ben worked on the house this evening.

Josie got dinner. She fixed steak and made potato sallid this evening. I went to Carries. Mollie and Johns was there.

Henry and Edna went to school. Two of the teachers went to the teachers meeting at School field.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December 27, 1918

Friday, December 27, 1918

A cloudy morning clear this evening.

Ben and family went to Jim Powers. Fanny Power come with them home.

I went to Johnson Reynolds they were going to Jim Thompsons. I went with them. I had a pleasant day. Alice had a very nice dinner turkey and olde ham and every thing needful. There was crowd eat dinner all kindfolks. Ben and Fanny Power has gone to Lee Brumfields to night. Guess they will dance.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Tuesday, January  7, 1919

Tuesday, January 7, 1919

A clear colde day

Ben worked on Owens house most of the day. Josie done a big washin. I staid with the children and got dinner this evening. Ben and Josie went to Jim Powers Rufus and Max Car is visiting their mother

Miss Snead left Lee Brumfields to day. Charley Hutcherson carried her to Gretna. That is what Lee tolde Josie over the phone

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March  8, 1919

Saturday, March 8, 1919

A cloudy day and raining to night. The men folks cut until twelve then Jim & Ben hauled some stalks and corn.

Josie & Ben and Franklin went to Jim Powers. Henry & I staid at home all the morning then Henry went to Marvins and I went to Owens.

To night Ben & Marvin has gone to the lodge at Strait Stone I know they will get wet. Josie says she has never seen the roads as bad as they were today. Reese Smith has bought him a bycicle.

Johnson Reynolds has gone to Norfork to see Julia Fergerson. I feel like I know how glad she will be to see him. I hope he will see John B.

10: oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 23, 1919

Sunday, March 23, 1919

A good day. We all staid at home and eat dinner. We had fried chicken for dinner.

This evening Ben & Josie, Edna & Franklin and I went to Jim Powers. The first time I have bin on a car this year.

Jim went to Marvin Smiths. Kate Harvey was at Marvins.

Fred & Irvin Hutcherson come here to day. Henry was very glad. I guess they had a good time.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 30, 1919

Sunday, March 30, 1919

A changeable day. Some times sunshine and then rain. It is raining now.

Jim and I staid at home all day. Ben & family went to Mr Powers. We had pies and sausage for dinner. I intended to go to Marvins but they were not at home this evening.

I turned up my clock tonight. I dont like that a bit but every one will have to do it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, April 20, 1919

Sunday, April 20, 1919

Easter Sunday. A good day. We all staid at home until after dinner. We had cake and pimento pepper for dinner that Josie bought at Chatham.

This evening Ben and family went to Jim Powers. I went to George Blairs. Lizzie Bennett was there for dinner.

Ren Worsham and family come this evening. Ren and George and Doratha & Ruth went to Edge Hill preaching.

Marvin Smith & family come to Georges. Marvin brought Lizzie and I home. Mr. Owen had a horse and buggy and went for his sister. She was at Mrs Myers.

10 oclock

Henry made the fire in the cook stove this morning for the first time in his life that I know any thing a bout.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, April 28, 1919

Monday, April 28, 1919

A good day and warmer.

Ben & Jim & Owen worked on some corn land all the morning. This evening Ben carried Josie and Henry and I to Cedar Forest. Josie done some dealing at Mrs Hendricks then went to Jim Powers. I fished. Did not catch any much. Ben paid Ren Worsham for the guano this evenin. Josie got salit for dinner. I went to Mollies this morning. Guess we will go to Portsmoth tomorrow.

The olde hog eat my hen today that had some little chickens. I am so sorry that she will eat chickins.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday, June  4, 1919

Wednesday, June 4, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed in the corn. Ben carried Josie & Edna and Franklin to Jim Powers at twelve. Henry & I went as far as the crossin at Starkeys.

We fished until Ben come back then come home. Then I went to where Booker Callums lives on Mrs Haleys land. Mollie Reynolds and I hunted strawberries. Did not find many. I milked by lantern light to night.

We had new Irish potatoes for dinner to day. They was fine. I made a few preserves this morning.

10:15 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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